Senior Project Manager- NDT

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Company: Carestream Health

Carestream Health Inc. 

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Carestream is a worldwide provider of medical imaging systems and solutions; x-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing; manufacturing of film and precision contract coating services for a wide range of industrial, medical, electronic and other applications—all backed by a global service and support network. Carestream’s diagnostic imaging technology systems are at work in 90 percent of hospitals worldwide.  

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Position Responsibilities:

Carestream NDT is searching for a talented Senior Project Manager who will be responsible for the product development and commercialization of highly technical NDT device projects. The candidate must have managed projects in a highly technical and regulated environment through a stage/phase gate type product development process. Projects managed may range from multiple smaller maintenance projects to larger high growth new platform development initiatives. Other projects may include pre-concept, early development projects and post-launch related projects. (All involving individuals from a broad range of cross-functional departments).

  • Ensures program scope includes input from all functional areas including Marketing, Engineering, Operations, Quality, Legal, Regulatory, and Service.
  • Works with functional management to resolve ambiguous requirements and ensure that the best team structure and members are identified.
  • Identifies key stakeholders and understands their expectations for a successful project.
  • Builds integrated schedules and budgets, working with core team members to establish task durations and dependencies among tasks.
  • Optimizes schedules to identify critical path(s) and major risks.
  • Gains consensus on the integrated schedule, ensuring plans address the stage-gate exit deliverables.
  • Monitors project performance ensuring financial, safety, quality and customer objectives are in line with the established project plan .
  • Drives teams to execute on tasks and deliverables.
  • Develops a sense of urgency when key deliverables are jeopardized.
  • Facilitates problem solving and meetings to address obstacles.
  • Relies on core team members and functional leader expertise when faced with critical decisions.
  • Holds core team members accountable to program commitments.
  • Evaluates change requests and prepares impact analysis for team and Gatekeeper consideration.
  • Facilitates communication to key stakeholders on project performance.
  • Conducts project Gate reviews and business team meetings.
  • Proactively manages risks and employs strategies to address.
  • Fosters teamwork; strives to maintain an environment of openness and trust.

Required Skills & Education:

  • BS in Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science) and/or scientific discipline
  • Two or more years of successful experience managing projects in a highly technical and regulated environment
  • Prior experience managing complex industrial device projects from concept to successful launch
  • Knowledge of industry standards such as: AWS, ASME, API (510, 570, 1169)
  • Knowledge of NDE methodologies
  • Experience with a Stage, Phase Gate type process
  • Strong experience with Project Management of complex HW/SW products
  • Exposure to verification, validation, and systems integration
  • Technically savvy; must be able to discuss, understand and make decisions regarding a wide array of engineering disciplines and complex technical/logistical issues.
  • Expert-level skills using Project Management tools and techniques
  • Adept in the use of key project performance indicators
  • Must have successfully managed multiple projects from concept through commercialization




  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, negotiating; managing change; goal setting; planning and organizing; teamwork; ability to address difficult situations; able to understand technical information
  • Must possess managerial courage; must be confident managing risks and making decisions that will likely have a large impact on organizational objectives. • Must be flexible in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to manage matrixed and multi-site teams comprised of individuals with diverse backgrounds; including Hardware, Software, Regulatory, Operations, Quality, Service and Marketing.
  • Ability to interact effectively with Product Line Managers to ensure that project scopes and requirements are clearly defined and executable. Must possess the communication and personal skills required to resolve ambiguous and conflicting requirements.
  • Must have leadership skills and personal strength to protect programs from unsubstantial change request while ensuring project focus remains in place.
  • Provide leadership to core team members and provide feedback to functional leaders regarding team performance
  • Negotiate and resolve project conflicts and drive consensus among team/functional leaders to accomplish project and business goals
  • Foster continuous improvement in the organization’s ability to execute projects, throughout the stage-gate product development process

Desired Skills:

  • MS in Engineering
  • PMP Certification
  • Proven success managing projects commercializing electromechanical systems controlled by embedded firmware and application software.
  • Knowledge of digital radiography technology and image science
  • Pipeline Integrity experience

Work Environment:

Office/ PT remote flexibility

Carestream is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Carestream is an equal opportunity organization. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Requisition ID: 1676 

Nearest Major Market: Rochester